The NSCC Bulletin



Celebrating Champions for NSCC!

On November 19th, the NSCC Foundation hosted its fourth annual (and first virtual!) Champions for NSCC Celebration, featuring the presentation of the prestigious Champions Award to three distinguished honorees: Dr. Sheldon Brown, NSCC Professor Emeritus; The Women's Fund of Essex County; and Benjamin Patton of the Patton Veterans Project. This year's event raised more than $70,000, with net proceeds benefiting NSCC's Here to Help program for student essential needs.

The resilience of our students, our college, and our honorees shone through this year's celebration. Check out this amazing video NSCC: The Power of Resilience featuring students Flavia Sanabia-Liranzo and Kobe Weiss, and SFS's Allissa Flint-Kummel. You will come away inspired and ready to be a champion for NSCC too!

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsors Eastern Bank, Comcast (producers of NSCC: The Power of Resilience), The Loring Family, and R.T. Paine and Barbara Metcalf.

To learn more about the annual champions celebration, check out the 2020 Champions for NSCC program book and visit

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Pictured above, 1st photo, Benjamin Patton;  2nd photo, l-r: Lyn Kaplan, Vice President, NSCC Foundation; Frances Brown; Dr. Sheldon Brown, Champions Honoree; Dr. Nate Bryant, NSCC Interim President; Shari Sagan McGuirk, NSCC Foundation Director   3rd photo, l-r: Dr. Nate Bryant, NSCC Interim President; Elaine Quinn, President of The Women’s Fund of Essex County; Ro French, Former President of The Women’s Fund of Essex County; and John Fouhy on behalf of Champions Award Presenting Sponsor Comcast.


sleeping beauty lecture graphicPink and Blue: Sleeping Beauty in Pop Culture
Grab your magic wands and start up those magic mirrors (or computer screens)! This semester's (LS)^2 lecture, “Pink and Blue: Sleeping Beauty in Pop Culture,” given by Dr. Cari Keebaugh, is available on our Google Site: 
A Google Doc has been added so that the community may ask questions and dialogue with each other. 
We hope you enjoy the presentation!
--Kara Kaufman and Cari Keebaugh




navigate graphicLearn More about Navigate!

We’ve had some great response to our optional drop-in Navigate workshops and wanted to provide staff and faculty with further opportunities to use Navigate. If you are interested in learning more about how Navigate can assist your advising efforts or support of students feel free to drop in to one of these upcoming sessions.

If you have a topic that you would like to explore further, feel free to contact or drop-in to a to a “coffee” Wednesday mornings at 8:30.

December 2nd: Broken up into THREE sessions (come to one or all three)

2:00PM - 2:45PM - Sending a follow-up Appointment Campaign

2:45AM - 3:15PM - Overview of Academic Planning // Student Facing

3:15PM - 3:45PM - TBD // Ask the Experts!

December 9th: Broken up into THREE sessions (come to one or all three)

10:30AM - 11:00AM - Reporting on Appointments

11:00AM - 11:30AM - Making a Note (on Student)

11:30AM - 12:00PM - TBD // Ask the Experts!

December 16th
: Broken up into THREE sessions

2:00PM - 2:30PM - Review of Staff/Faculty Home & Student Overview (for the beginner)

2:30PM - 2:45PM - How to run an Appointment Summary Report (Advanced)

2:45PM - 3:15PM - TBD // Ask the Experts!

We look forward to working with you!

--John, Jake, and Mustafa (John Duff, Jake Thongsythavong, Mustafa Sidiqi)


Sharing the stories of NSCC

The External and Public Relations Office invites you to share the stories of NSCC so that we can spread the word far and wide of what a great resource and choice NSCC is for the North Shore region and beyond. Depending on your role at the college, you know best about our special students, professors, initiatives, etc.  Share your story by filling out this form to let External and Public Relations know about and promote our super stars and programs! 

--Linda Brantley, Executive Director, External and Public Relations,



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You are invited to participate in governance!

Governance meetings are always open to the college community. The schedule of governance committee meetings is available here.

If you’re interested in sitting in on a meeting, please email the chair to let them know you plan to attend!

Cassandra Reed, Chair Forum Steering Committee

Yelenna Rondon, Chair Academic Policy

Lori Azzara, Chair Curriculum Committee

Lucy Bayard, Chair Diversity Leadership Council

Torrey Dukes, Chair Information Technology Committee

Andrea Milligan, Chair Professional Development Committee

Nicki Buscemi, Chair Student Development Committee

When you join a meeting, please keep Roberts Rules in mind: as a Guest, you can ask the Chair to speak, but the Chair needs to recognize you before you jump into the fray. Also, as a Guest, you cannot vote. If you would like the opportunity to vote, please consider running for and serving on a committee!



arts in april graphicCalling all creative faculty and staff!

The Arts in April Committee is seeking people interested in participating in the virtual "ARTS IN APRIL" month-long event! This form is being sent out to North Shore Community College faculty and staff interested in giving a presentation, organizing a panel, or demonstrating an activity in music, art, poetry, photography, creative writing, and/or other art forms.

Here's the link to the form.

--Aaron Keebaugh,





Faces of NSCC 2021

The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is collecting pictures, quotes and 10-second videos for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty at home, outside, in the office, on/off campus with your 2-legged and 4-legged family members. Play a song, hold up a sign to share your brave, determined, meaningful, inspirational message. Faces of NSCC 2021 will be shown at various faculty/staff/administration meetings and outreach events.   “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community” Together apart. 

With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo & video opportunities has opened up.  Please take and send pictures of students, staff, faculty working from home - teaching, learning, working.  Photo suggestions:  Helping your children do their schoolwork online; your unusual, hastily created "office" space; holding a sign with words of encouragement and support for the NSCC community; serious photos; fun photos, etc. Be creative!

Students' music approx  5-10 minutes is encouraged and welcomed! Email me your link!

There is a question on the release form for those who would like to provide a quote, which is optional.  People may have their picture taken with or without including a quote.

Please direct any questions, send photos, student release form, 10-second individual video message,  student music for project background to:

Anne Tabet at  Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021

Have fun taking pictures and videos!

--The Diversity Leadership Committee





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Welcome to the
Equality & Equity Project

 As part of our commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, the Equality & Equity Project will provide historical and present-day information about the contributions, challenges, culture, and daily lives of the many vital groups that make up our NSCC community, and the larger world.

We invite you to visit often, reflect on what you see and read, discuss it with others and, hopefully, expand your knowledge base, appreciation, and understanding of groups beyond your own.

Think About This...

Mexican-American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez raised farm laborers' struggles for humane working conditions to the national consciousness. In 1962, along with Dolores Huerta (an activist to this day), he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later merged to become the United Farm Workers labor union.

If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore. edu


--Diane Read for the Equality & Equity Project




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North Shore Community College Fall 2020 Meditation Series

- featuring pre-recorded, live via Zoom, & Spanish meditation options as well as education
click here



Worthy Causes


2020 toy drive flyer

For more info, contact Kristine Babcock,



 Faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the following events and
are encouraged to share with their students!


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NSCC is currently working on student videos that range in content from inspirational stories of success to tips, tricks & hacks for successfully navigating the remote college experience.  Students helping (speaking) to other students is very powerful!  Who better to share than those that are experiencing it!  If you know a student who might be interested in participating in this project, please have them complete this form by Wednesday, December 2. 

There will be an introductory meeting with the production team on Thursday, December 3 at 11:00 am.



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To participate in the Pizza and a Movie Series - complete this form!



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Join the Office of Student Engagement on Thursday, December 3 at 4:00 pm to Shake it out, settle down and breathe stress -free event!  Click the zoom link to join.



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Sign up for one or all of the OTA sessions.

Job Openings

Chief Diversity Officer

Clerical/Office Support
PT Clerical Assistant, Tutoring Center

FT Faculty, Associate Degree Nurse Education Program (Medical Surgical Nursing), Spring 2021
FT Faculty, Associate Degree Nurse Education Program, Spring 2021
PT Adult Education, HiSET Instructor (Math, Science, Social Studies & English) (Grant)
PT Instructor, Excel for Accounting
PT Instructor, QuickBooks for Windows

Educational Advisor (Special Program Coordinator), TRIO Talent Search (TS) Program  

For more information on job openings, please contact Kim Bevan at



Mobile Food Market (Danvers Campus Only)

Mobile MarketFree farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community.  Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, NSCC's mobile markets will look a little different this semester.  The mobile market will only be offered on the Danvers Campus and will only be open to NSCC students, faculty and staff.  Registration will be required for each monthly market.  It will be curbside pick up and you will receive a time to pick up in your confirmation email.  

Please click the date below to complete the registration form.  Deadline to register is December 3.

Thursday, December 10th

If you know of a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please have them complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.




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Stay informed by reading the Weekly Wave.




Quote of the Week

(Contributed by Debbie Campbell, Senior Academic Counselor)

"Whatever you are, be a good one."

-William Makepeace Thackeray

You're invited to share your favorite quotes.  Send your contributions to




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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access.  Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.

NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether 

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